Antique Australian 15ct Rose Gold And White Sapphire Ring W. J. Moore And Sons - Circa 1910
Releasing from our personal antique Australian collection this rare little ring by the Australian firm W.J. Moore and Sons.
Crafted from 15ct rose gold and hallmarked crisply with Moore and Sons trademark symbol of a ‘Maltese Cross’ and the guarantee mark used by the Manufacturing Jewellers Association of Victoria.
Designed as a low rise Daisy halo cluster and bead claw set with nine antique cut white Sapphires in millgraine edged settings. Solid shoulders flow to a thick strong plain shank.
Sitting low to the finger this quite remarkable little ring has stood the test of time and is in lovely condition.
HISTORY OF W.J. MOORE AND SONS
Founded around 1887 in Melbourne as Moore Bros and listed as operating at 162 Elizabeth Street Melbourne, W. J. Moore became sole proprietor in 1893.
William Moore was soon operating and manufacturing jewellery and by 1911 registered his trade mark, a distinctive ‘Maltese Cross’, which was used in conjunction with the guarantee marks of the M.J.A. (Manufacturing jewellers of Victoria).
From 1918 to 1942 the business was located at 340 Little Collins Street.
The firm became W.J. Moore and Sons in 1923, and by 1943 there were two family businesses operating W.J. Moore and Sons Pty Ltd and S.N. Moore and Co. Pty Ltd.
W.J. Moore and Sons retained their trade mark until 1955.
Reference: Australian Jewellers Gold & Silversmiths Makers & Marks - Cavill Cocks Grace.
‘Maltese Cross’ - W.J.Moore trademark symbol
‘Hanging Fleece’ - Guarantee mark for 15ct gold
Q or 18.3mm diameter US 8 1/4
Can be resized
Very very good antique condition. No chips to Sapphires. All original. No thinning to shank, stamps very crisp.
Laybys & Hold Policy
Do you have your eye on a fabulous piece but need some extra time to
pay? At Graisons, we offer suitable layby terms for pieces priced $400 AUD and above. Contact us for more details.
Purchase Guide & Refund Policy
For information regarding our Purchase Guide & Returns Policy, please click here
Shipping & Delivery
Free Complimentary Express Shipping: Australia & Select International Countries.
We are pleased to offer free complimentary express postage, fully insured with tracking and signature on delivery using Australia Post.
For all international purchases, a third party postal company will complete the final stage of delivery.
Orders are dispatched within one-two business days of purchase. Once complete, a tracking number will be forwarded to you via email notification.
We are currently shipping to the following international countries:
UK, USA, CANADA, SINGAPORE, NEW ZEALAND, HONG KONG.
PLEASE NOTE: Any duties imposed by countries for importing our items are the buyers responsibility. Please contact your local customs agency if you wish to discuss potential rates and fees.
Caring For Antique & Vintage Jewellery
We absolutely pride ourselves on sourcing the best quality pieces for our customers, with many of our items valued by our registered jeweller/gemologist.
Our collection consists of pieces that are of antique and vintage condition, which means that all our items are secondhand and used. Customers are not purchasing 'new', 'perfect' and 'unworn items', and as such, should expect wear and imperfection. Any condition issues are always extensively mentioned in the condition summary.
Please do not hesitate to ask questions prior to purchase. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to ensure that these descriptions and pictures are carefully viewed and any questions are asked prior to the transaction taking place.
Please refer to our guide, Caring For Antique & Vintage Jewellery for more details.
Your Purchase: What Is Included?
Your purchase will be lovingly packaged in our custom made, eco-friendly Graisons Fine Jewellery Jewel box tied with ribbon inside our custom made packaging/mailing box.
For added safety and security, all purchases are shipped inside an Australia Post medium sized mailing box.
If your item includes an independent valuation, the physical certificate will be included.